TOP 5 Things NOT to Say After an Accident
TOP 5 Things NOT to Say After an Accident by a St Louis Car Accident Lawyer
Injured in a car accident? Call a St Louis Car Accident Lawyer at the Mueller Law Practice for free 24-7: (314) 962-5100. Call now.
5. Don’t say “It was my fault.” And don’t say “I’m sorry,” either.
The police officer and the insurance agent are not your friends. Immediately after an accident you may be hurt, frightened, or even angry. It will influence what you remember and how you say it.
If you are injured, go to the hospital. Don’t admit anything. Worry about your injuries first. There is plenty of time to call your insurance company and speak with the police officer later – after you have spoken with me, your St Louis Car Accident Lawyer.
4. Don’t give a recorded statement.
You have no obligation to speak with the insurance agent and give a recorded statement. What you say can be twisted or taken out of context and used against you. By giving a recorded statement you make it harder to correct later.
3. Don’t ‘Man Up’ and say you are not hurt.
Injuries can be immediate or take time to manifest. You may not be bleeding but you could still be very hurt, including a slow developing traumatic brain injury. It is possible. Your neck or back may start hurting the next day after the adrenalin has subsided. If you were in an accident, go to the doctor. If you feel pain you need to go to the doctor so the cause of your pain can be investigated and documented.
2. Don’t say: “I accept your offer.”
You will be called by the insurance adjuster and you will be offered peanuts. If you are not fully aware of the value of your claim don’t jump at the first offer. Remember, the insurance company is trying to (a) pay you as little as possible and (b) close the case as fast as possible.
1. Don’t say: “I don’t have a lawyer.”
You sought out expert medical treatment. You deserve expert legal treatment. Hiring an experienced St Louis Car accident lawyer will make the insurance company give your claim more respect, more money, and more attention.
A St Louis Car Accident Lawyer will use the law to force the insurance company to pay you more. We will make a credible case for immediate and future damages for your injuries and expenses like: medical bills, wage loss, time missed from work (both now and future), loss of earning potential, impact of an injury on your lifestyle, pain and suffering and any other out-of-pocket expenses you may have incurred as a result of being involved in an accident, an attorney can help you get the maximum benefit you are owed.
At the Mueller Law Practice, we believe that every accident victim is entitled to compensation. You pay for insurance and when you are in an auto accident, you are supposed to receive damages for your losses.
Our areas of experience include:
- Car Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Motorcycle Crashes
- Truck Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Hit-and-Run Accidents
- Brain Injuries
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When you are hurt in a St Louis Car Accident, you are entitled to damages for physical pain and suffering in addition to compensation for your property damage and the medical cost of your injuries. Our goal is to get you that compensation. We are here to reduce your stress and worry and to get you results so you can move on with your life.
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Injured? Call a St Louis Car Accident Lawyer at the Mueller Law Practice for free 24-7: (314) 962-5100
At the Mueller Law Practice, we listen to you.